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  • Page 1 RX3041 V2 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Contents Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Features and Benefits ................... 3 1.2 Package Contents ....................3 Chapter 2: Setup Router Configurations via Web Browser 2.1 Start your Web Browser ..................4 2.2 Wizard ........................5 2.2.1 Dynamic IP Address ......................6 2.2.2 Static IP Address ........................7...
  • Page 4 RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Contents 2.8 Routing ......................... 38 2.8.1 Routing Table ........................38 2.8.2 Static Routes.........................38 2.8.3 Dynamic Routing .........................39 2.9 UPnP ........................40 2.9.1 Settings ..........................40 2.9.2 Port Mapping ........................40 2.10 QoS ........................41 2.10.1 Port Base ..........................41 2.10.2 DSCP ...........................42...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1: Introduction Congratulations on purchasing ASUS RX3041 V2 Router. This router, is a high quality and reliable Internet routing device, enables multiple users to share the internet connection through a Cable or DSL modem. Simply install the router, connect to Cable/DSL modem, and surf Internet without extra efforts.
  • Page 6: Chapter 2: Setup Router Configurations Via Web Browser

    Setup Router Configurations via Web Browser The router comes with a web-based configuration utility. Users can access this configuration utility from any of client system within RX3041 V2 Router’s LAN. For best results, either use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, or Netscape Navigator 4.7 or later.
  • Page 7: Wizard

    Host Name, Domain Name, Time Zone and Daylight Saving. Click “Next” to update WAN settings. Host Name: Enter a hostname provided by the ISP (Default: RX3041 V2). Domain Name: Enter a Domain Name provided by the ISP. Time Zone: Select the time zone of the country you are in. The router will set the time based on your selection.
  • Page 8: Dynamic Ip Address

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.2.1 Dynamic IP Address Obtain an IP address automatically from your service provider. Step 1: Select “Dynamic IP address” from WAN connection type. Step 2: Enable “MAC Cloning” and enter “MAC address”. You can also click “Clone MAC”...
  • Page 9: Static Ip Address

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 4: After Wizard setting is completed, the configuration page will show Success. Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the Dynamic IP connection status. 2.2.2 Static IP Address If your router connects to the Fixed-IP xDSL, click Static IP address to enter the IP address and gateway address provided by your ISP.
  • Page 10 RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 2: Enter Static IP address which assigned by your ISP. Click “Next” to continue. Step 3: Enable DNS Settings if required, enter the DNS server address(es). Click “Finish” to save the settings. Step 4: After Wizard setting is completed, the configuration page will show...
  • Page 11: Pppoe

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the Static IP address connection status. 2.2.3 PPPoE If your router connects to the Dial-Up xDSL, click Dial-Up xDSL to enter the login information provided by your ISP.
  • Page 12 RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 3: Enable DNS Settings if required, enter the DNS server address(es). Click “Finish” to save the settings. Step 4: After Wizard setting is completed, the configuration page will show Success. Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the PPPoE connection status.
  • Page 13: Pptp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.2.4 PPTP If your router connects through the PPTP, click PPTP to enter the login information provided by your ISP. Step 1: Select “PPTP” from WAN connection type. Step 2: Enter PPTP Account, Password, Service IP address, WAN IP address, Subnet address, Gateway which provided by your ISP.
  • Page 14: L2Tp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 4: After Wizard setting is completed, the configuration page will show Success. Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the PPTP connection status. 2.2.5 L2TP If your router connects through the L2TP, click L2TP to enter the login information provided by your ISP.
  • Page 15 RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 2: Enter L2TP Account, Password, Service IP address, WAN IP address, Subnet address, Gateway which provided by your ISP. Click “Next” to continue. Step 3: Enable DNS Settings if required, enter the DNS server address(es). Click “Finish”...
  • Page 16: Bigpond

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the PPTP connection status. 2.2.6 BigPond This connection is only for Telstra BigPond (Australia) Server use. Step 1: Select “BigPond” from WAN connection type. Step 2: Enter BigPond Account, Password, and Authentication Server which...
  • Page 17 RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual Step 3: Enable DNS Settings if required, enter the DNS server address(es). Click “Finish” to save the settings. Step 4: After Wizard setting is completed, the configuration page will show Success. Step 5: You can use the “Status” screen to see the BigPond connection status.
  • Page 18: System

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.3 System This section displays the basic configuration parameters of your router, such as System Status, System Settings, Administrator Settings, Firmware Upgrade, Configuration Tools and System Log. Although most users will be able to accept the default settings, every ISP is different.
  • Page 19: System Settings

    The System Settings window configures the router’s basic settings, such as the router’s Host Name, Domain Name, Set Time Zone, Daylight Saving and NAT. Host Name: Enter a hostname provided by the ISP (Default: RX3041 V2). Domain Name: Enter a Domain Name provided by the ISP .
  • Page 20: Administrator Settings

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.3.3 Administrator Settings Use this menu to restrict management access based on a specific password. By default, the password is admin. So please assign a password to the Administrator as soon as possible, and save it in a safe place. Passwords can contain from 3-12 alphanumeric characters, and are case sensitive.
  • Page 21: Firmware Upgrade

    Browse button to find the firmware file on your PC. 2.3.5 Configuration Tools Use this window to restore or backup RX3041 V2 router settings, such as Restart System, Restore Factory Default, Backup Settings and Restore Settings.
  • Page 22: Log

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.3.6 Log The System Log window displays the router’s system activities and configures remote log settings. Not only does the device display the logs of activities and events, it can be setup to send these logs to another location. The logs can be sent via email to a specific email account.
  • Page 23: Wan

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4 WAN 2.4.1 Connected Type Specify the WAN connection type required by your Internet Service Provider, then click “OK” button to provide detailed configuration parameters for the selected connection type. Dynamic IP address: You will obtain an IP address from your ISP automatically.
  • Page 24: Dynamic Ip Address

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.2 Dynamic IP address The Host Name is optional, but may be required by some ISPs. The default MAC address is set to the WAN’s physical interface on the router. Use this address when registering for Internet service, and do not change it unless it is required by your ISP, You can use the “Clone MAC Address”...
  • Page 25: Static Ip Address

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.3 Static IP address If your Internet Service Provider has assigned a fixed address, enter the assigned address and subnet mask for the router, then enter the gateway address of your ISP. IP address assigned by your ISP: The IP address is provided by your ISP.
  • Page 26: Pppoe

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.4 PPPoE Enter the PPPoE user name and password assigned by your Service Provider. The Service Name is normally optional, and may be required by some service providers. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained when it is inactive.
  • Page 27: Pptp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.5 PPTP The PPTP window allows user to configure basic PPTP settings for the router. PPTP Account: Enter the PPTP Account provided by the ISP. PPTP Password: Enter the password provided by the ISP. Retype Password: Retype the password for confirmation purposes.
  • Page 28: L2Tp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.6 L2TP The L2TP window allows user to configure basic L2TP settings for the router. L2TP Account: Enter the L2TP Account provided by the ISP. L2TP Password: Enter the password provided by the ISP. Retype Password: Retype the password for confirmation purposes.
  • Page 29: Bigpond

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.7 BigPond BigPond is an Australian internet service provider and is a subsidiary of Telstra. User Name: Enter the username provided by the Australian ISP. Password: Enter the password provided by the Australian ISP. Please retype your Password: Retype the password for confirmation purposes.
  • Page 30: Dns

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.4.8 DNS Domain Name Servers are used to map an IP address to the equivalent domain name (e.g.www.waveplus.com). Your ISP should provide the IP address for one or more domain name servers. Domain Name Server (DNS) Address: This is the IP address of the DNS server provided by the ISP;...
  • Page 31: Lan

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.5 LAN 2.5.1 Settings Configure the gateway address of the router. To dynamically assign the IP address for clients’ PCs, enable the DHCP Server, set the lease time, and then specify the address range. Valid IP addresses consist of four numbers, which are separated by periods.
  • Page 32: Dhcp Client

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.5.2 DHCP Client The DHCP client list allows you to see which clients are connected to the router via IP address, host name, and MAC address. DHCP Client List: This page shows all DHCP clients (LAN PCs) currently connected to your network.
  • Page 33: Nat

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.6 NAT 2.6.1 Virtual Server If you configure the router as a virtual server, remote users access services such as Web or FTP at your local site via public IP addresses can be automatically redirected to local servers configured with private IP address.
  • Page 34: Special Application

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.6.2 Special Application Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, Internet telephony and others. These applications cannot work when Network Address Translation (NAT) is enabled. If you need to run applications that require multiple connections, specify the port associated with an application in the “Trigger Port”...
  • Page 35: Port Mapping

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.6.3 Port Mapping This function allows one or more public IP addresses to be shared by multiple internal users. Enter the Public IP address you desire to share into the Global IP field. Enter a range of internal IP that will share the global IP.
  • Page 36: Dmz

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.6.5 DMZ If you have a client PC that cannot run Internet application properly from behind the NAT firewall or after configuring the Special Applications function, then you can open the client up to unrestricted two-way Internet access. Enter the IP address of a DMZ host to this screen.
  • Page 37: Firewall

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.7 Firewall 2.7.1 Option The router provides extensive firewall protection by restricting connections to reduce the risk of intrusion and defending against a wide array of common hacker attacks. However, for applications that require unrestricted access to the Internet, you can configure a specific client/server as a demilitarized zone (DMZ).
  • Page 38: Access Control

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.7.2 Access Control You can filter Internet access for local clients based on IP addresses, port, application types, (i.e., HTTP port), and time of day. For example, this screen shows that clients in the address range 192.168.1.50-99 are permanently restricted from using FTP (Port 21), while clients in the address range 192.168.1.110-119 are blocked from browsing the Internet from Monday through...
  • Page 39: Url Filtering

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.7.3 URL Filtering To configure the URL Filtering feature, please specify the web sites (www.somesite. com) and/or web URLs containing the keyword you want to filter on your network. 2.7.4 MAC Control The MAC Control window allows user to block certain client PCs’ access to the Internet based on MAC address.
  • Page 40: Routing

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.8 Routing 2.8.1 Routing Table The Routing Table window displays the current routing information in the system. 2.8.2 Static Routes A static route is a pre-determined pathway that network information must travel toreach a specific host or network.
  • Page 41: Dynamic Routing

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.8.3 Dynamic Routing Dynamic Routing can be used to cache routes learned by routing protocols, thus allowing the automation of static routing maintenance. The router, using the RIP (Routing Information Protocol), determines the network packet’s route based on the fewest number of hops between the source and the destination.
  • Page 42: Upnp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.9 UPnP 2.9.1 Settings UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) allows automatic discovery and configuration of equipment attached to your LAN. UPnP is supported by Windows ME, XP, or later. It provides compatibility with networking equipment, software and peripherals of over 400 vendors that cooperate in the Plug And Play forum.
  • Page 43: Qos

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.10 QoS QoS (Quality of Service). This option will provide better service of selected network traffic over various technologies. Deploying QoS management to guarantee that all application receive the service levels required and sufficient bandwidth to meet performance expectations is indeed one important aspect of modem enterprise network.
  • Page 44: Dscp

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.10.2 DSCP DSCP (Differentiated Services Code Point) means the traffic classification based on the packet’s IP precedence making. (To manages and avoid traffic congestion by defining inbound and outbound priority rules for each device on the Router). These rules determine the priority that packets, traveling through the device, will receive.
  • Page 45: Ddns

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.11 DDNS DDNS (Dynamic DNS) provides you on the Internet with a method to tie their domain name to a computer or server. DDNS allows your domain name to follow your IP address automatically by changing your DNS records when your IP address changes.
  • Page 46: Log Out

    RX3041 V2 Router User’s Manual 2.13 Log out Click Logout in the task bar to initiate the router logout process. Click OK to logout the router utility.